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I'm a new CRT projector owner that has just purchased a Sony G70. The room where we're going to put this system constrains us to a motorized, drop-down screen. We're going to use it almost exclusively for movies, and we've decided on a 52" by 92" screen. I'm just not certain how it fits within the room.
In another "screen height" thread, the consensus seems to be that "1/3 screen height from eye level to screen bottom" is a good rule of thumb. With our eye level in that room at about 45", this says that we should have the bottom of the screen at about 28" to 30" from the floor. However, when ceiling-mounting the Sony G70 with this screen size, the "natural" bottom of the screen (from PJcalc) is about 70" from the ceiling, or 50" from the floor.
So my question for you folks out there that have actually seen projection systems and screens (:)); is this too high for long-term, comfortable viewing? Assuming it is, how far off of the floor do you think I can get away with?